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Lau Kar-Leung Tribute at The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2014
The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2014, organised by Subway Cinema and The Anthology Film Archives, will feature a "Lau Kar-Leung Tribute", which is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. The three-day festival (April 18-20, 2014) will also feature a special New York premiere of an exhibition about Mr. Lau's life and career, entitled "My Way, Lau Kar-leung", which was previously shown in Hong Kong and Chicago. More details here.

  Lau Kar-Leung Tribute at The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2014


 

Activities

Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths promoted in New York and Miami
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) collaborated with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the New York International Arbitration Center to organize a seminar in New York City to promote Hong Kong’s strengths as an international arbitration center on April 2. The event, which was co-hosted by Chaffetz Lindsey LLP and Jun He Law Offices, attracted more than 50 senior legal and arbitration professionals. Details here.

  Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths promoted in New York and Miami
     

Hong Kong Strengthens Trade Ties with New Jersey
Hong Kong welcomes more exports from New Jersey, said the Acting Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Paul Cheung at the annual spring reception of the New Jersey Chinese American Chamber of Commerce (NJCACC) on March 26. Hong Kong is New Jersey's 4th largest export market in Asia, with exports reaching US$845 million in 2013, which represented a 12.2% increase when compared to 2012. Details here.

  Hong Kong Strengthens Trade Ties with New Jersey
     

HKETONY welcomes Cathay Pacific's new direct service between Hong Kong and Newark
Cathay Pacific Airways launched its new direct flight service between Hong Kong and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on March 1, complementing the carrier’s current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Hong Kong. The Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific, Mr. Rupert Hogg, who was in New York to celebrate the launch of this new service, spoke at a breakfast event, co-organized by HSBC and the Hong Kong Association of New York on "Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific: Continuing a Successful Journey". Details here.

  HKETONY welcomes Cathay Pacific's new direct service between Hong Kong and Newark
     

Hong Kong-raised cellist stages debut in New York
Hong Kong raised cellist Clara Tsang Fung made her first international debut with American pianist Jean Schneider at the Carnegie Hall, New York on 18 March 2014. The cello recital titled "Miraculous Life" featured works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Cesar Franck. The performance, which was supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, attracted an audience of over 200. Details here.

  Hong Kong-raised cellist stages debut in New York
     

Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
Hong Kong Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Philip Yung, visited Florida to attend the annual Cruise Shipping Miami Conference from March 11 to 12 to update the cruise trade and key industry stakeholders on the latest developments of cruise tourism in Hong Kong, including the launch of the Asia Cruise Fund by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). Joining the visit was the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr. Anthony Lau. For details click here.

  Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
     

Update on Promotion of Women’s Causes in Hong Kong
The Chairperson of the Hong Kong Women’s Commission, Mrs. Stella Lau, gave an update on the rights and employment of women in Hong Kong during a luncheon in New York City on March 11. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the Hong Kong Association of New York. Details here.

  Update on Promotion of Women’s Causes in Hong Kong
     

HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li speaks to New York Financial Community
Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), Mr. Charles Li, was the featured speaker at the 15th Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum, organized by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business of Columbia Business School, on March 6, 2014. Details here.

  HKEx Chief Executive Charles Li speaks to New York Financial Community
     

Hong Kong Commissioner Visits Atlanta and Miami
In his first duty visit to Atlanta on February 18, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, paid a courtesy call on the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Mr. Casey Cagle, and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Dennis Lockhart. Visiting Miami the next day (February 19), the Commissioner met with the Mayor of Miami Mr. Tomás Regalado, and the Director of the Port of Miami Mr. Bill Johnson. He updated them on the economic performance of Hong Kong as well as exchanged views on business opportunities in the respective cities. More details here.

  Hong Kong Commissioner Visits Atlanta and Miami
     

U.S. - Hong Kong Trade Registers Double-Digit Growth in 2013
Trade between the US and Hong Kong has continued to grow, registering double-digit growth in 2013 over 2012's figure, showing the ever-growing business ties between the country and Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, said at a spring reception held by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on February 4. Details here.

  U.S. - Hong Kong Trade Registers Double-Digit Growth in 2013
     

Director calls for closer trade ties with Wisconsin
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Miss Anita Chan called for closer business ties between Wisconsin and Hong Kong during a one-day visit to the city of Milwaukee on January 22, noting that Hong Kong was the 6th largest Asian export destination for the Badger State in 2012. More details here.

  Director calls for closer trade ties with Wisconsin
     

Basic Law promoted in New York
In his first visit to New York, the Convenor of the Working Group on Overseas Community under the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Dr Eugene Chan, updated stakeholders about the developments of Hong Kong with the successful implementation of the Basic Law since 1997. Speaking at a November 14, 2013 luncheon, Dr Chan also gave insight into how the mini-constitution continues to be a road map for the direction of the city. The luncheon was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York and the Hong Kong Association of New York. Details here.

  Basic Law promoted in New York
     

Director highlights opportunities in Hong Kong
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Miss Anita Chan highlighted the opportunities Hong Kong offers as a gateway to China to about 40 graduate students during a presentation, organized by the Asian Business Association, at Columbia Business School on November 11.

In her presentation, Miss Chan gave an update of the city as “Asia’s art capital” and spoke about the city’s thriving wine business, growing attraction for celebrity chefs from the U.S. to tap the Asian tastes and what this all means for U.S.-based companies and businesses.

 
     

Hong Kong strengthens trade ties with Missouri
Hong Kong welcomes the strategic move of Missouri to set up a trade office in Hong Kong, said the Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Anita Chan, following her meeting with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in Jefferson City November 8, where they discussed the prospects of stronger trade ties between Hong Kong and Missouri. Details here.

  Hong Kong strengthens trade ties with Missouri
     

HK Dragon Boat Festival in NY awards US$7,500 to local non-profit groups
Three New York-based non-profit groups received US$7,500 on behalf of the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) 2013 Charity Boat Race participants at a presentation ceremony held on November 7, 2013. Details here.

  HK Dragon Boat Festival in NY awards US$7,500 to local non-profit groups
     

HK: hub for arts, food, wine and choice for New York pizzeria
Director of NYETO Anita Chan spoke on the theme ”Hong Kong: Arts, Food, Wine and Business" at a talk co-hosted with the Hong Kong Association of New York on November 5. Owner of Motorino New York Chef Mathieu Palombino also spoke about why he opened his first pizzeria in Hong Kong. DNY updated the attendees on the development of Hong Kong as a thriving hub in arts, food and wine. Details here.

  HK: hub for arts, food, wine and choice for New York pizzeria
     

Summer Box-Office Hit “The Way We Dance” Premieres in New York and Boston
A special screening of Hong Kong's box-office hit this summer "The Way We Dance" was held at the Asia Society in New York on October 25. The film was also screened at the Paramount Center in Boston on October 27. The two film events are sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), in partnership with the Asia Society and the Asian CineVision in the New York screening, and with the Boston Asian American Film Festival, a production of Asian American Resource Workshop, in Boston. The film programs form part of the cultural programs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the HKETONY. Details here.

  Summer Box-Office Hit “The Way We Dance” Premieres in New York and Boston
     

Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest Registers Record Applications and More Top Awards
The Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest, held on October 19, registered a record number of both entries and the number of winners having the chance to travel to Hong Kong with the top prizes of round trip air tickets and short exchange programs in Asia’s world city. The contest, organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), forms part of the cultural programs to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the inception of HKETONY. Details here.

  Third Hong Kong Cup Chinese Speech Contest Registers Record Applications and More Top Awards
     

Hong Kong Financial Secretary visits New York
Hong Kong Financial Secretary, Mr. John C. Tsang, had a busy schedule of meetings in New York on October 9. At a luncheon co-organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Hong Kong Association of New York and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Mr. Tsang updated the U.S. business community on the latest developments in Hong Kong, in particular the rapid development of offshore Renminbi business. In the evening, Mr. Tsang officiated at the Hong Kong Reception at the “Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo” exhibition to celebrate Hong Kong’s architecture and urbanization. Details here.

  FS speaks at AIA-NY reception
     

Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths highlighted
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) hosted a luncheon on October 3, for legal and business professionals in New York City, highlighting the strengths of Hong Kong as a world class arbitration center as well as providing the latest updates on developments in Hong Kong to meet the increased demand for arbitration in the region. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) is one of the supporting organizations of the HKIAC lunchtime seminar. Speakers at the lunchtime seminar included the HKIAC’s Managing Counsel Ms. Ruth Stackpool-Moore and other prominent lawyers and professionals in the field. Details here.

  Hong Kong’s arbitral strengths highlighted
     

First HKETONY-Asian Cultural Council Fellowship to Forge Closer Cultural Ties
A fellowship scheme to provide for three outstanding Hong Kong artists to go to the US for intensive cultural exchanges in 2014 has been launched this month by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), on its 30th anniversary, in conjunction with the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKETONY-ACC Fellowship Grants will provide fellowships to three outstanding Hong Kong artists in the fields of visual arts, performing arts and art administration for a residency program under the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Details here.

  ACC Fellowship OC
     

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta draws thousands
The 18th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta, held September 14 at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, once again attracted 72 racing teams, with over 1,400 participants and more than 7,000 spectators. Details here.

  Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta draws thousands
     

Director promotes business and trade ties in Atlanta
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Anita Chan highlighted the strengthening Georgia-Hong Kong ties and also provided updates on Hong Kong’s latest developments in art, food and wine sectors at a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and the World Trade Center Atlanta on September 13. During her visit to Atlanta, Miss Chan called on the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston. She also spoke to students and faculty at the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University on the latest developments in Hong Kong and the opportunities it presents. Details here.

  Director promotes business and trade ties in Atlanta
     

Director updates Chicago businessmen on HK’s trade opportunities
The Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Miss Anita Chan, visited Chicago on August 28 to update stakeholders on developments of Hong Kong in areas such as the economy, arts and culture and education.
Details here.

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Hong Kong artists visit HKETONY
Hong Kong artists as well as Asian Cultural Council (ACC) grantees Kingsley Ng, Jeff Leung Chin Fung and Yang Yeung visited the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York on August 12 to meet with HKETONY Director Anita Chan while they are on an international cultural residency program in New York City. Details here.

  Hong Kong artists visit HKETONY
     

HKETONY celebrates New York premiere of "The Grandmaster"
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) hosted a reception on August 10 to celebrate the New York premiere of the wuxia epic “The Grandmaster” and to welcome the film director – Mr Wong Kar-wai in New York. Speaking at a pre-screening reception at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the Director of HKETONY, Miss Anita Chan, said the audience was all thrilled and honored to have the distinguished film director at the reception as well as a post-screening discussion at the museum theatre. Details here.

  HKETONY celebrates New York premiere of "The Grandmaster"
     

Record number of teams compete at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
A record 188 teams, with more than 2,500 paddlers, took part in the 23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, which attracted more than 60,000 spectators over the two-day event on August 10 and 11. Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Anita Chan officiated at the opening ceremony of the Festival on August 10, with other distinguished guests. Details here.

  Record number of teams compete at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Strengths Promoted in Vermont
The Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Miss Anita Chan, visited Vermont, USA on July 29 and 30 to promote business ties between Hong Kong and the state. In honor of her first official visit to the state on July 30, the Governor of the State of Vermont, Mr. Peter Shumlin, issued a proclamation recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the HKETONY and celebrating the growing trade ties between Hong Kong and Vermont. Details here.

  Hong Kong's Economic and Trade Strengths Promoted in Vermont
     

23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
The 23rd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York kicked off on July 25, 2013 with the traditional dragon boat awakening ceremony. Details here.

  23rd Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Record Hong Kong film lineup in New York Asian Film Festival
A record 25 Hong Kong films are featured at this year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) in June and July, under "Hong Kong Cinema Now and Beyond" and "The Jackie Chan Retrospective", giving prominence to Hong Kong's films and talents. Details here.

  Record Hong Kong film lineup in New York Asian Film Festival
     

Jackie Chan Honored at New York Asian Film Festival
Hong Kong and international film icon Jackie Chan on an invitation from the HKETONY and NYAFF accepted the NYAFF Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and attended several key film events on a two-day visit to New York from June 10. Details here.

  Jackie Chan Honored at NY Asian Film Festival
     

Chief Executive in New York
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr C Y Leung, embarked on a two-and-a-half day visit to New York from June 10, on his first visit overseas since assumption of office. Details here.

  Chief Executive in New York
     

Announcements

Introduction of Admission Schemes for Talents, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fair Winds Charter signed for cleaner air
Seventeen freight liners have signed up to the Fair Winds Charter and committed themselves to switching to cleaner fuel when berthing in Hong Kong. This will cut emissions of air pollutants substantially near the port area. Details here.

 

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